One shot one Kill
This is the correct way to train. The traditional BRM (Basic Rifle Marksmanship) wasn’t training soldiers in the skills they actually needed on the battlefield. But luckily there are some in the military that have seen this and are trying to change it. The SOF community seen this years ago and while they must continue with the standard qualification range the actual training is based on Shooting and moving.
I have no doubt this shoot-move method has saved American lives and removed terrorist from the battlefield for good.
Why did it take so long for the regular Army to discover this? Simple, in peacetime while it’s great to preach train as you fight it also involves more risk, at least on paper. Commanders looking to make their next promotion don’t want risk. Risk in the past meant a bad OER which in turn meant no promotion or limited future promotions. It always takes a war to change that mentality as commanders actually lose troops due to the inability to shoot accurate fire on the battlefield. Then they find once again find their careers in jeopardy. One would think that common sense would be the main ingredient to training plans but it has never been that way.
This is a good thing.
Quotes to be savored.
John J. Rambo: Are you bringing in any weapons ?
Burnett: Of course not.
John J. Rambo: You’re not changin’ anything…
John J. Rambo: When you’re pushed, killing’s as easy as breathing.
As our enemies have found we can reason like men, so now let us show them we can fight like men also.
Liquor stores likely to open on Sundays.
Looks like you will be able to buy some booze on Sundays in Colorado. Well since that’s were I reside when not in foreign lands I’m pretty happy about this. I used get a little irritated that I would be forced to drive on post to grab a bottle for a nice drink after mowing the lawn or working out on Sundays. Granted a well prepared fella would have plenty in stock but I really don’t drink enough to stock up.
Adm Fallon tendered his resignation as the CENTCOM commander. I have read the article in Esquire. Adm Fallon was either duped by the magazine writers and editors into an administrative hack job or he simply didn’t want the job. I don’t believe he was duped so must assume he didn’t want the job. His record indicates he simply didn’t believe in the prosecution of this war or any future was as the administration did. This is a problem. Much of what I’ve read leads me to believe he was not the man for this job.
Last September, the Washington Post reported sources saying that Adm Fallon believed the surge in Iraq “was not working”.
This statement was an indicator of what was to come. The surge had just begun to take hold. Yet he didn’t see it that way.
If you disagree with the policy and the job then don’t take it. If you take it you must fight it to victory and not waver or give mixed signals to friends and enemy alike. OH and stay the hell out of style magazines like Esquire.
He stepped down and that is commendable I suppose. Although I would think the pressure to fire him would be mounting by now.
Yeah for his and his mens safety they have brought him back. I don’t agree with the decision but I understand it. Anyway check this picture out. Nice hat Harry.